15-day Botswana Untouched Safari

This 15-day Botswana Untouched safari covers some of the best wilderness areas in Botswana, from the magic of Nxai Pan National Park to the unique Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve and through to the famous Chobe River.   Starting in Kasane (Botswana) and ending at the Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), this safari offers unbeatable value for money.  This is a Semi-participation safari, where guests are only required to set up and pack their tents and help out getting their luggage in and out the trailers. All cooking, cleaning and any other camp chores are taken care of by your safari team made up of one guide, one camp assistant.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River
2 nights Nxai Pan National Park
Optional Scenic flight over the Delta
Okavango Delta & mokoro excursions
3 nights Moremi Game Reserve
3 nights Chobe National Park
Optional visit to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (extra charges apply)
1 night at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Highlights

  • Maun
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Chobe River Front
  • Khwai Community Area
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Nxai Pan National Park
  • Savuti – Chobe National Park
  • Okavango Delta
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Botswana

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Chobe River Front

The safari officially begins in Kasane, Botswana, at 13h00. We are happy to assist with pre-tour arrangements such as accommodation and transfers from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Kasane, Botswana, if required. On arrival in Kasane your guide will give you a full safari briefing and take you shopping for your safari drinks. The first highlight of your safari will be a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Camping will be in Kasane at a public campsite with permanent ablutions. (L, D)

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Day 2 : Nxai Pan National Park

Rising with the sun, your route takes you 500 kilometres south to Nxai Pan National Park where sweet grasses host a variety of wildlife. You will stop en route for a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park before getting to your campsite. Camping will be at a private designated campsite with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)
Kasane – Nxai Pan: 500km, 6h

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Day 3 : Nxai Pan National Park

The next day you will explore Nxai Pan and enjoy the plains which are often dotted with grazing herds of impala and springbok. In the afternoon you will visit the magnificent Baines Baobabs. These regal trees, immortalised by the explorer Baines’ painting, are situated on the edge of an expansive saltpan. (B, L, D)

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Day 4 : Maun

After enjoying a morning game drive, you will leave Nxai Pan and continue your safari to Maun - the gateway to the Okavango Delta. In the afternoon, you will have the option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta (45 min. Maun to Maun scenic flight, rate TBA – to be booked during the safari, payment in cash only). This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s distinctive water system. During the flight it is even possible to spot large game animals such as Elephant, Giraffe and Hippopotami.
You will camp overnight at a site with permanent ablution facilities.  (B, L, D)
Nxai – Maun: 180km, 3-4h

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Day 5 : Okavango Delta

Your adventure will take you to the southern tip of the Okavango Delta, a special corner of paradise. Once you have reached the edge of the Delta, you will meet your polers from the local community with their mekoro (traditional dugout canoes). Quietly cruising along reed lined channels and floodplains, you will enjoy the spectacular landscape of this unique region during the tranquil transfer taking you deeper inside the Delta. You will spend two days exploring this beautiful area with mokoro excursions and guided nature walks on the islands and floodplains of the Okavango, camping wild with bush ablutions on a small island for two nights. (B, L, D)
Maun – Okavango Delta: 60km, 1.5-2h

 

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Day 6 : Okavango Delta

Mokoro excursions and nature walks to explore the islands and waterways of the Okavango Delta. (B, L, D)

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Day 7 : Moremi Game Reserve

Leaving the channels of the Okavango Delta, you will start making your way towards the drier regions of the delta and camp in a concession outside the Moremi Game Reserve. (B, L, D)
Okavango Delta – community campsite outside Moremi 50km, 1.5-2h

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Day 8 : Moremi Game Reserve

Early morning of Day 8, you will enter Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. The next three days will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in the late afternoon as the sun sets will be the norm. After your morning game drives, you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta. On Day 10 you will move campsites to explore a different area of this diverse park. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)
Community campsite outside Moremi – Western Moremi: 80km, 3-4h (transfer and game drive)

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Day 9 : Moremi Game Reserve

Game drives to explore the Moremi Game Reserve around the 3rd Bridge / Xakanaxa areas.  (B, L, D)

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Day 10 : Khwai Community Area

Transfer / game drive from Western Moremi to the region surrounding the Khwai River (North-east Moremi / Khwai Concession). Game drives to explore the areas. (B, L, D)

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Day 11 : Savuti – Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park, with its diverse and striking landscapes, will be your next destination.  As you continue your search for wildlife, you will traverse the drier region of Savuti where bull elephants dot the plains.  You will then head northwards to the Chobe River where your game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in private designated areas with bush ablutions, first in the Savuti area (Day 11), then in the northern part of the park closer to the riverfront (Days 12 & 13). (B, L, D)
Eastern Moremi – Savuti: 120km, 7-8h (transfer and game drive)

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Day 12 : Chobe River Front

Transfer / game drive from Southern Chobe National Park to the Chobe river floodplain. Game drives to explore Northern Chobe National Park. (B, L, D)
Savuti - Chobe River: 170km, 5-6h (transfer and game drive)

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Day 13 : Chobe River Front

Game drives to explore Northern Chobe and floodplain. (B, L, D)

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Day 14 : Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

After a short morning game drive, you will then drive to Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side (Visa required), where you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls and shop for curios. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge. (B, L)
Chobe River – Victoria Falls: 100km, 2-3h (including border crossing)

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Day 15 : Departure

The safari officially ends after breakfast on Day 15, at the lodge.  We are happy to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Victoria Falls airport or lodges, Livingstone airport or lodges or Kasane, Botswana, at an additional cost.  Activities in Victoria Falls include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, canoeing on the upper Zambezi and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask your guide for further details. (B)

Included

Camping equipment and accommodation (spacious bow tents with mattresses)
Room at a comfortable lodge in Victoria Falls
All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
All meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner) and tea/coffees
Services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant
All Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary and transport in specialized safari vehicles.

Excluded

Restaurant meals (Maun and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Entrance to the Falls
Visas
Airport transfers, tips, curios, optional excursions (scenic flight over the Delta and activities in Victoria Falls/Livingstone)
Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment
Medical, baggage
Emergency evacuation
Sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors
Any increase in National Park Fees